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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
January/February 2010, Volume 18, Number 1 

Recovery Month banner—click to visit Web site

Recovery: Now More Than Ever!

To kick off the 21st observance of Recovery Month, SAMHSA recently launched the redesigned 2010 Recovery Month Web site and introduced this year’s theme: "Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!"

The theme highlights the importance of recovery and treatment for substance use disorders at this time in our Nation.

People suffering from substance use disorders can be uniquely affected by stresses from external factors, such as workplace issues and economic uncertainty. This kind of stress can create tensions and pressures on them as well as on their families, friends, and coworkers.

Now more than ever, it is important for people with substance use disorders and their communities to support and maintain recovery or seek treatment.

New Features

The 2010 Recovery Month Web site offers tools such as a map feature to search for events by state. The map allows visitors to see where Recovery Month events are scheduled. It’s not too early start planning your events for September 2010—post them on the site today!

The site also will host a blog and use Twitter to expand the social media outreach started in 2009 with the Recovery Month Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Road to Recovery Programming & Banners

The Web site features Road to Recovery television and radio programming beginning in February 2009. Once aired, the programs will be archived on the Web site for viewing or listening anytime.

Topics for 2010 programming include homelessness and substance use treatment, the importance of proper use of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, recovery and the media, and youth in recovery.

In addition, download banners, logos and widgets to post on your own Web site to encourage people to get involved in the recovery movement—now more than ever!

Visit the Recovery Month Web site.


  Cover Story & Related Articles  

Parity: Landmark Legislation Takes Effect




  Suicide Prevention   
Grantee Highlights

Grantee Highlights

Read about activities at Tufts University and Penn State Altoona.


  A Visit to SAMHSA  

  Underage Drinking  
Game Helps Parents & Children Talk about Alcohol

Game Helps Parents & Children Talk about Alcohol

An interactive way for families to discuss the dangers of underage drinking.

State Prevention Videos

State Prevention Videos

Videos describe unique challenges and successes.


  This Emotional Life  
PBS Documentary Launches Campaign of Hope

PBS Documentary Launches Campaign of Hope

Web site includes toolkits for parents and military families.


  Teens & Young Adults  
Violent Behaviors among Teen Girls

Violent Behaviors & Teen Girls

You may think only boys get into fights. Think again . . .

Drinking after 21st Birthday

Drinking after 21st Birthday

Does turning 21 affect the amount of alcohol young people drink?


  Treatment Roundup   
Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Characteristics of alcohol and drug abuse treatment services.

Providing E-Therapy

Providing E-Therapy

Considerations for providers incorporating technology into treatment!

Heroin Admissions

Heroin Admissions

Find out about adolescents who received treatment for heroin use.



  Recovery Month  
Now More Than Ever

Now More Than Ever

Updated Recovery Month Web site includes new theme, Web banners, and a blog.



  In Memoriam  
Remembering Judi Chamberlin

Remembering Judi Chamberlin

SAMHSA honors a courageous advocate for the fundamental rights and dignity of people with mental illnesses.



  Also in This Issue  
National Registry Offers New Feature

National Registry Search

Evidence-based programs and comparative effectiveness.

Older Adults & Illicit Drug Use

Older Adults & Illicit Drug Use

More people over age 50 are using illicit drugs.

Science and Service Awards

Science and Service Awards

Call for applications due April 9.

Community Prevention Day

Community Prevention Day

Prevention professionals gathered for the annual event.




  


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